Claye Beams

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Claye Beams
Claye Beams.jpg
Claye Beams at a Brisbane Lions pre-season training session.
November 2010.
Personal information
Full name Claye Beams
Date of birth (1991-09-01) 1 September 1991 (age 25)
Original team(s) Labrador (AFLQ)
Draft No. 76, 2010 Rookie Draft, Brisbane Lions
No. 65 (RP), 2010 National Draft, Brisbane Lions
Height / weight 182cm / 78kg
Position(s) Defender / Midfielder
Club information
Current club Brisbane Lions
Number 17
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2011– Brisbane Lions 45 (23)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2016.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables,

Claye Beams (born 1 September 1991) is an Australian rules footballer who plays for the Brisbane Lions in the Australian Football League (AFL).

He was selected by the Brisbane Lions as a priority Queensland rookie selection (pick 76 overall) in the 2009 Rookie Draft from AFLQ club Labrador. He had only joined the Labrador team a few months earlier after seeing his brother Dayne perform well for Collingwood in the AFL.[1]

On the back of strong performances in the Brisbane Lions reserves side throughout 2010 and his selection in the Queensland state side, Beams was officially elevated at the 2010 AFL Draft and will commence the 2011 AFL season on the Brisbane Lions senior list. He was injured for a couple of games during the early part of the season[2]

He is the younger brother of current Brisbane Lions teammate and former Collingwood premiership player Dayne Beams.[3]

AFL career[edit]

2011: Debut[edit]

Beams made his debut against Fremantle in Round 1 at the Gabba, with 13 disposals. He played five of the first seven games of the season before breaking his foot and did not play for the remainder of the year.[4]


Beams played in the round 1 victory against Melbourne and was rewarded the round 1 nomination for the 2012 AFL Rising Star for tagging Brent Moloney out of the game, whilst still collecting 25 possessions himself.[5] He was the first Lion to be nominated since Jack Redden in 2010.


  1. ^ Malone, Paul (21 August 2009). "Draft lures Claye Beams". Herald Sun. Retrieved 4 June 2012. 
  2. ^ "Lions add four at 2010 draft". Brisbane Lions website. 2010-11-18. Retrieved 2009-12-09. 
  3. ^ "Brisbane begins to mould Claye Beams". Courier Mail. 2009-12-20. Retrieved 2009-12-09. 
  4. ^ Clark, Laine (24 May 2011). "Lions lose Beams for season". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 4 April 2012. 
  5. ^ "Claye Beams a Rising Star nominee". The Sydney Morning Herald. 3 April 2012. Retrieved 4 April 2012. 

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